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NickF

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NickF last won the day on November 28 2014

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About NickF

  • Birthday 02/10/1961

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    Deal, Kent

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    Pharmacist
  • Boat Name
    Colonel Mustard ( only a canoe!)
  • Boat Location
    Deal, Kent

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  1. I am sure Waiorou has one http://www.narrowboat-waiouru.co.uk/2017/04/waiouru-is-for-sale.html
  2. NickF

    Cyclists

    Ah ... good point ... I should have read the article properly!
  3. NickF

    Cyclists

    Unfortunately if the cycl;ist did have insurance you would never have know so it wouldn't have made any difference! Having said that I do agree that cyclists should be insured, I am a cyclist and I do have third party insurance. Fortunately I have never had to make a claim. I suppose the sort of cyclist that takes out voluntary insurance is probably not the soirt of cyclist that is likely to cause trouble!
  4. My guess is if Roland has a tandem and rides it at up to 75kph he is probably using disc brakes. Although my tandem has a disc at the back it also has rim brakes which are operated by the stoker ( back rider ) if needed so I suppose the brake block theory could apply. We have been over 50mph on our schwable plus tyres ...as Roland suggests a burst tyre at that speed sounds scary! May be it's time for new tyres.
  5. Another vote for schwable marathon plus......I have done 1500 puncture free miles on mine. They are a bit heavier than a standard tyre and a bit tight to fit but well worth it.
  6. What fantastic lines, what a thing of beauty! Not sure why it's on this forum but nice to see it.
  7. Good point ... our dog has always been really sure footed and never fallen in off the boat. The year after she had to have her eye out she fell off the bank on the blind side a few times but she got used to it after that!
  8. I find even semi trad tricky with a dog, it makes it hard for her to get on and off .. I would definitely go for a cruiser stern Also I don't think there is any point in having a narrow boat unless you have to get it through a 7ft wide gap ... why would you?... So definitely I would suggest narrow canals for at least part of your journey. As for hire companies I like Oxfordshire Narrow Boats and shire cruisers ... I am not so keen on Alvechurch, some of their fleet is very old and tired (IMO) ... I think Napton are pretty good but I have never hired from them. Wherever you go on whatever boat I hope you have a great time!
  9. Marsden ......but don't tell everyone!
  10. Ideal for those moorings where you just can't quite get close enough to the bank.
  11. Personally I would prefer one large boat, then everyone is together and easier for doing the locks. As others have said above if you take two boats i would definitely choose a wide canal so you can share locks.
  12. NickF

    Sign Posts

    I find on a canal boat this makes it hard to see where you are going , it is easier to steer if you face fowards in my experience!
  13. Happy new year to all! Those who share my opinions and those who don't!
  14. Why not put a piece of wood in as you suggest but drill holes in appropriate places in the wood to slot your nappy pins, windlasses, stakes, hammers etc straight into the wood. That way you will keep them away from each other and they won't rattle as they hang there.
  15. I'm interested, thank you .... I alway thought clough rhymed with chuff ...... obviously I was wrong!
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